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Guatemala delivers relief goods to volcano affected-people

According to official statistics, several thousand affected people are now living in more than 20 shelters near the Fuego Volcano and 140 tons of relief goods are on the way to be delivered to the people. “We now focus on assistance at the first stage that is to distribute food, ... Read More »

Hawaii volcano eruption enters new phase as crater calms

But vulcanologists monitoring and measuring Kilauea’s every move during the past four weeks hastened to add the latest change in the volcano’s behavior, while undoubtedly significant, leaves them uncertain about what will follow. The summit crater, called the ‘Halema’uma’u Crater, which began ejecting ash and volcanic rock in periodic, daily ... Read More »

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spews glowing lava

Inland, where molten rock is burning through jungle, methane explosions are hurling boulders while toxic gas is reaching some of the highest levels seen in recent times. These were new risks geologists warned of on Tuesday as Kilauea’s 19-day eruption showed no sign of easing, with repeated explosions at its ... Read More »

Lava from Hawaii volcano reaches sea, creates toxic cloud

The Hawaii County Civil Defense warned the public to beware of caustic plumes of “laze” formed from two streams of hot lava gushing into the ocean after cutting across Highway 137 on the south coast of the Big Island late Saturday and early Sunday. The laze – a term combining ... Read More »

Lava from Kilauea volcano enters ocean, creates toxic cloud

Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay away from the toxic steam cloud, which is formed by a chemical reaction when lava touches seawater. Further upslope, lava continued to gush out of large cracks in the ground that formed in residential neighborhoods in a rural part of the Big ... Read More »

Lava from Hawaii volcano courses towards Big Island coast

Large streams of lava have erupted from fissures below Leilani Estates on Hawaii’s Big Island. Aerial images showed numerous fingers of fast-moving lava streams flowing downhill, threatening homes and property in their way. Local media reported that the lava flow was less than a mile (1.6 kilometers) away from Highway ... Read More »

Fissures shoot lava and steam from ground near Kilauea Volcano

Several fissures shot lava into the air on Wednesday but one flow had not advanced any further toward coastal Highway 137, which remains around a mile (1.6 km) distant, County of Hawaii Civil Defense said in a statement. No serious injuries or deaths have been reported from the eruption. Meanwhile ... Read More »

Huge fissure opens on Hawaiian volcano

The fissure, a vivid gouge of magma with steam and smoke pouring out both ends, was the 17th to open on the volcano since it began erupting on May 3. Dozens of homes have been destroyed and hundreds of people forced to evacuate in the past 10 days. As seen ... Read More »

New fissures after volcano eruptions may bring more threat

Video shared with Reuters showed huge flames burning from the fissures, appearing before mass amounts of lava deposits in residential Leilani Estates in Puna district. U.S. Geological Survey said “a large explosion in Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday may mark the beginning of more violent, explosive eruptions that could spray ... Read More »